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Shorten and halve (Posted on 2005-09-21) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A six letter word, that when you take out its last letter, becomes half of its meaning. What word is it?

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(In reply to re(2): No Subject - ... by brad)

There´s no sense in what you are saying. Obviously I agree with you that six is half a dozen.

But, accordingly to the author, is a 6-letter word, (that when you take out its last letter, become a 5-letter word), and this five letter word is half of the meaning of the original 6-letter word.

I stand at my point. I´m expecting an answer like this:

eighty -----> eight ---------> one-tenth (in this problem is half, not one-tenth).

Or another word that is beyond my knowledge. But not plurals, unless the plural means the double of the word in the singular. Edited on October 11, 2005, 10:09 pm

Edited on October 11, 2005, 10:14 pm

Edited on October 11, 2005, 10:15 pm
  Posted by pcbouhid on 2005-10-11 21:59:41

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